TTFT: Miami ’09 & March Madness

12.29.09 - Miami, FL (Wendy Rogell)

As we finish our audio retrospective of 2009, today brings us to Miami. Riding the cresting momentum of fall tour’s back end, there was a sense that something special would happen down south. Heading to the proximity of Big Cypress ten years later and back to American Airlines Arena six years later, plenty of memories and anticipation hung in the air. And when the band left Miami, they had found a new sense of musical purpose, bringing their playing to a new level while inspiring the community and making the future look brighter than ever. Mike had been using his envelope filter more and more towards the end of fall, and in a New Year’s Run in which he was the undeniable leader, the effect was prominent in many of the jams. Achieving a new level of musical density, Phish was hitting on all cylinders as the calendar turned to 2010. Today’s playlist is comprised entirely of Miami highlights. Stay tuned from a trip through 2010 starting tomorrow.


Tweezer -> Caspian” 12.29 II



Back on the Train” 12.30 II



Ghost” 12.31 II



Rock and Roll > Piper” 12.31 II



Corrina” 12.30 I



Harry Hood” 12.28 II



Reba” 12.29 I



Boogie On -> Antelope” 12.30 II



Phish March Madness @!

64 songs, 1 champion! A tournament to end hotel room debates forever—Phish March Madness has arrived! The songs have been seeded by the committee and the first round games are already underway, hosted by my good friend at Trey Is My Friend—a Phish news, rumor, and satire blog. Head on over to cast your vote for the first round matchups now! There are some ridiculous Sweet 16 “games” brewing if seedings hold up! This should be fun! Is “YEM” the champ? Will “Tweezer” crush all? Will 2012 bring a Cinderella story? With your help, we’ll find out! (Further instructions are on the site)

The Field of 64

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435 Responses to “TTFT: Miami ’09 & March Madness”

  1. MiA Says:

    Lumpy, I can tolerate being called a dick much more than a fascist. Although, I can see how you got the two confused.

  2. garretc Says:


    I don’t know how to say this in such a way as to mitigate the weirdness, so it’s just gonna come right out:

    The other night I had a dream that you, me, and Tom were catching a Phil and Friends with Trey show in some trippy little theatre. We were sitting two or three levels up on some scaffolding things in the middle of the theatre, maybe for lights or speaker or something, but they def weren’t actual seats…

    And then after some amount of events I don’t really remember, you and I were in some castle casting Harry potter style spells to try and fight off an army of invisible enemies…

    So yeah, there’s that. Stupid bane-free dreams making me question my sanity much more than anything that’s ever happened to me on drugs! Haha.

    Also, while it starts off pretty good, I felt like Walking Dead went downhill real quick. Only watched the first season before giving up. Needs more zombies and less soap opera melodrama bull shit.

  3. phoammhead Says:

    was melo a starter?

  4. SillyWilly Says:

    I’d put Vonnegut in the same post-modern camp as many of the European writers.

    I mean, Beckett is about bleak as it gets, but he’s really funny. Sort of a balance between “Am I joking or weeping? Maybe both?”

    Slaughterhouse Five is the absurdity of the Dresden bombing.

    Vonnegut and Beckett participate in a similar project if you ask me.

    V sees the fire-bombing and we get Billy Pilgrim, B sees Vichy France and he counts farts.

  5. Robear Says:

    thanks for the support, silly, mia, doc p and all. i feel more at peace now, from this recent realization.

    mia, i really do love the people I like, and agree with your take. also agree with doc p about the individuals.

    TIII looks like Trey + 35 lbs.

    back to work. had to let my contractor go. he insisted he could do plumbing, even though I wanted to call in someone else……trust your instincts with these things.

  6. lumpyhead Says:


    bane-free dreams are gnarly dude.

  7. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    clearly @garret you didn’t see their homage to office space this week. (nsfw audio)

  8. MiA Says:

    Wait, I thought SH5 was about time travel through the extraterrestrial aliens from the planet Tralfamadore and Montana Wildhack and Paul Lazzaro?

    Kilgore Trout – favorite character.

  9. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:

    TIII looks like Trey + 35 lbs.

    ouch, man. ouch.

  10. voopa Says:

    voopa trivia- I was 3 days and 5 hours old when the shot RFK was brought to the same hospital where I was beginning life.

  11. phoammhead Says:

    does anyone think asheville now has a chance against cuse?

  12. SillyWilly Says:


    maybe you’re RFK reincarnated??

    do you feel….irish?


  13. Type III Jamming Personality Disorder Says:


  14. thedayman Says:

    damn i wish that was reality @garret! sounds like a blast!

    seriously, though the dreams that coincide with bane-lessness are always so ridiculous. it almost seems like compensation for not dreaming for such a long time, your mind just wants to fuck with you for a bit. get you to question your own sanity, which it sounds like they’re doing to you, haha.

  15. lumpyhead Says:

    hey, MiA, are you familiar with the ’99 south park meadows ‘disease’? quite a tasty little jam there. I take it you were at that show.

  16. MiA Says:

    I look like an old tall grey guy + 80 lbs. I’m working on that.

    Could be worse TIII.

    The East bracket is my big insecurity blanket. West Virginia could beat Gonzaga, and Kansas St. may go down to Southern Miss.

    I believe in Purdue for just one round.

  17. Kaveh Says:

    just started the walking dead

    ^watched for 2 seasons…then lost interest; nice to pick up Breaking Bad. I think that show is on par with Soprano’s.

  18. SillyWilly Says:

    I have crazy dreams regardless

    alligators love eating me at night.

    sharks prowl my bedroom despite the lack of ocean

    ex-girlfriends cry and get pregnant about once a week

  19. marcoesq Says:

    “does anyone think asheville now has a chance against cuse?”

    let’s not get crazy here. Unless they lose to K State, Cuse will probably make it to the Sweet 16 or EVEN the Elite 8, no further.

  20. MiA Says:

    Oh yeah Lumpy. Really great show. Place was hot, but exploding. Never sleep on ’99. Great great shows.

    Set 2: Peaches en Regalia > Possum, Wolfman’s Brother -> The Lizards, Sand -> Misty Mountain Hop

    Encore: Boogie On Reggae Woman > Chalk Dust Torture

    Loved Misty Mountain Hop. Great way to end a set for sure. Lots of enthusiasm. And the boomers were great too.

  21. lumpyhead Says:

    awesome. streaming the whole thing today.

  22. guitarpicker420! Says:

    WOOOOT!!! Credit Card hold! Looks like I got two sets of pav’s and 1 set of lawns for the 3 that I ordered (Creeks and Cincy)!!!

  23. garretc Says:

    I think the most ridiculous part of it, dayman, was that because the people (things? I don’t know…) we were fighting were invisible, we were just running around shouting spells and shooting them around willy-nilly hoping to hit something…

  24. Guyute711 Says:

    “does anyone think asheville now has a chance against cuse?”

    C’mon dude, really? They have been beaten by the Richmond Spiders and the Vermont Catamounts though. Honestly, they should still win by 20.

  25. marcoesq Says:

    I got ALL my tix!! I only put in for AC and Star Lake though

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